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Abolitionism and Underground Railroad Challenge
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- Create a slave character who escaped to freedom and is retelling his adventures as a slave narrative for others to know
- Plan the publisher's page, dedication page, back cover, front cover, optional illustrations
- Read picture books, historical fiction books, encyclopedias for content
- Use the two maps containing routes for the Underground Railroad
- Use an accurate calendar for the year the event took place
- Use the suggested words related to the Underground Railroad and Abolitionism
- Who he/she is (name, age, skills, past experiences)
- Where he/she was living
- Experiences he/she had which led to making him want to flee
- How he planned when to leave (time of year; after a bad experience)
- What route he planned to take and why he took that route
- Who helped him along the way
- Where he ended up
- Epilogue - What he did in his future life:
Vary a minimum of 9 entries to include:
- incidents while living on the plantation
- incidents while traveling on your escape route
- incidents when you get where you are going
- fugitive - - - conductor - - - special signals and codes
- kidnapping - - - station - - - Fugitive Slave Law
- abolish - - - station master - - - freedom papers
- abolitionist - - - overseer - - - Quakers
- free state - - - slave state - - - Amish
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